PHOENIX – With Jabrill Peppers out to bluer pastures, Brown's GM John Dorsey has reached out to unlimited free agent security security agents Eric Berry and Tre Boston.
"I think they are both really good football players, as we I have had discussions with their representatives and this is where we are right now," said Dorsey.
He has not yet made a visit, but could do so soon.
"I'm waiting for us to come back from these meetings, and we'll kind of change the deck," he said. "I get everyone in a room and we'll talk about the options and see if we will do something like that ahead. "
Berry's agent, Chad Speck, confirmed that he was talking to Dorsey" but that is really the scale of it at this time. & # 39; & # 39;
Berry, 30, spent four years with Dorsey in Kansas City when he was GM there from 201
Berry was also an inspiration to the team when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014 and returned to the field in 2015 to return to All-Pro and Pro Bowl status only.
But Berry has been limited to only three games over the past two seasons due to injuries: one shattered Achilles in 2017 and one heel injury last season.
As for Boston, 26, he played for Brown's defensive coordinator Steve Wilks for three seasons in Carolina, where he was a fourth round pick in 2014 out of North Carolina. Moreover, Wilks was his position coach at the time, so he knows him very well.
Profootballfootballfocus.com currently ranked Boston as its fourth best remaining free agent and gave him a top 20 coverage ranking in each of the last two seasons, including last year's cardinals. Boston is a free security but can also play the strong place left by Peppers.
"There are still some options there," Dorsey said of the security site. "We have guys at this team that started at that position and want to compete. We're trying to add competition and that's what we need to do."
Dorsey said cornerback TJ Carrie has flexibility to play security, and then others on the team.
As for backing up strong security Derrick Kindred, Dorsey was unfounded with regard to him replacing Peppers.
"I was really thinking about & # 39; he played Well done as a football player and in 18 he did not play as well as he played at the 17th level, but he played well enough to contribute, Dorsey said. "At the moment I'm thrilled to see him when he comes back here in OTAs."
With about $ 35 million back in holster, Dorsey acknowledged that he must use wisely for free agents and seems to be leaning against one year's proof of it.
"You have to be very selective and you have made it a club-friendly deal ahead," he said. "In no way will you reduce the skillset. You will still have good football players, but you should also pay attention to & nbsp; 20 and & 21; & nbsp;
Fortunately for Dorsey's It is a good draft for defensive back.
"I think there is depth at cornerback" he said. "There is more than usual depth in the security position this year. & # 39; & # 39;